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Koopmanskloof Shiraz Rosé 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 4.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Rose
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
The wine has a vibrant salmon pink color. Delightful, fresh flavours of raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose. The palate is lively with intense fruit expression and beautiful balance, with a smooth and clean, crispy finish.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
Enjoy on its own, or with avocado salad or variety of fish dishes.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Cape Hutton / Ferricreet
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation
Vineyards: Trellised against the Bottelary Hills, east-west row direction

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777. The name depicts the profession and location of an indigenous community who embrased fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine. Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
In The Cellar
Fruit selected from specific Shiraz blocks. Harvested mid February early in the morning. Skin contact for approximately 6 hours and then removed from the skins. Fermentation in stainless steel tank, as with white wine production. Inoculation with selected dried yeast, fermented for two weeks at temperatures of 12 - 14 degrees Celsius.

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